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Tails & Tales: Summer Reading Program 2020

Join us every Thursday morning at 11:00 am, from June 17 through August 12, for fun & educational programs for kids and families. No registration is required – just stop by and join in!

June 17: Learn how to draw animals with local artist Rebecca Howe.

June 24: Explore our STEM Kits, the latest addition to our Young Learners section, with librarian Dave Ulrich.

July 1: Enjoy S’More Stories – old and new – with librarian Maryellen Paull, and make & take your own puppet.

July 8: local author & artist Ashlea Walter will present her new picture book Up North Alphabet. Books will be available for signing and purchase.

July 15: Draw Comic Art Animals with illustrator Jerry De Caire, and learn how he helped create Marvel characters like Thor, X-Men, The Phantom and more.

July 22: Fun for the whole family with local faves Luunappi. Pat & Norm lead a fun-filled hour of songs, stories & poems.

July 29: Another great family treat with Rock & Roll Animals in Concert!

August 5: Join Sleeping Bear Dunes park rangers for an informative, hands-on session about native wildlife.

August 12: Enjoy American Folk Tales with Farmer Funn – lots of audience participation, and fun for the whole family.

Young readers are also invited to sign up for our Kids Book Club, earning prizes by tracking their reading over the summer. Pick up the official Reading Log at the library, beginning June 7, or download here. Thanks to Cherry Republic, The Cottage Book Shop and the Friends of the GL Library for their support!

On the Precipice: June 29, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Join us for the opening of our first community exhibit in the new Program Room, featuring the combined talents of Linda Dewey and Anne-Marie Oomen. Their collaborative project features Linda’s pastel paintings, highlighting favorite cultural places or experiences in Leelanau County, coupled with Anne-Marie’s poems that were built in response.  The pairings are designed to enhance connection and invite insight to places positioned here at the sometimes unsettling precipice where we all now live—even here in this idyllic area. Their artists’ statement provides more context for this unique exhibit, which will remain on display through the summer. Both Linda and Anne-Marie will be on hand for the opening on Tuesday, June 29, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. For more information about the artists, see their respective websites: Anne-Marie Oomen and Linda Dewey.

Virtual Programs, Winter-Spring 2021: Resources

Tech Tips, with Steve Stanton

How to Get the Most out of Zoom and  How to Get the Most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Dinner with Friends, Abra Berens & special guests

Evan Hanczor, Table of Contents: Changua

Shauna Sever, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland: Nebraskan Runzas & Cassata Cake

Abra Berens, Ruffage: Featured recipes. For recordings of Abra’s programs, click here.

Evergreen Organics Michigan: Hemp Horizons

Zoom presentation; websites & reading list.

Michigan Notable Books

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click here.  You can also search our catalog for a listing of Michigan Notables available in our collection.